Poor IAQ Symptoms

What is a Volatile Organic Compound, or VOC?

If you’ve been feeling sick without explanation or without a known cause, have your indoor air tested for VOCs (volatile organic compounds). Here’s why: VOCs are toxic vapors that are off-gassed from man-made materials, and everyday household and workplace items. VOCs cause poor indoor air quality, commonly referred to as “indoor air pollution.” VOCs can be very dangerous to your health and can be toxic.

What are the common symptoms of VOC Exposure?

  • Headaches
  • Fatigue and listlessness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Allergic skin reaction
  • Nose and throat discomfort
  • Vomiting
  • Difficulty breathing

What are the effects of long-term exposure to VOCs?

  • Cancer
  • Kidney damage
  • Liver damage
  • Central Nervous System damage

What are the most common VOCs?

  • Formaldehyde
  • Acetone
  • Butanal
  • Butane
  • Plasticizers
  • Benzenes

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms and do not know why, schedule an indoor air quality test today with RTK Environmental Group. We can help you determine whether the cause of your illness is your environment, and help you to feel better so that you can live well.

Schedule an Indoor Air Quality Test Today: 800.392.6468

Past exposure to lead may be to blame for over 400,000 deaths in the United States every year (The Lancet Public Health.)

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